Russell Wise

OCLA, Fla. — Russell Dale Wise, 58, of Ocala, FlA., and formerly of Jackson Center, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Ocala Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Sidney, Ohio, on July 11, 1955 to the late George E. and Agnes L. (Blakley) Wise.

Russell retired from Monarch Machines in Sidney, Ohio, as a service representative. He was a 1973 graduate of Jackson Center High School.

Russell is survived by his wife, Shelly C. (Wireman) Wise, whom he married on Nov., 12, 1997, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. She currently resides in Ocala, Fla.

He is also survived by his daughter, Rachael L. Wise (Franky D. Sargent); grandchildren, Brodie D. and Chloe M. Sargent, of Sidney, Ohio. Russ has one surviving sister, Bernice (Kenny) Parish, of Springfield, Ohi,o and surviving brothers include Robert (Helen) Wise, Roger (Violet) Wise, Ronald (Linda) Wise, Roy (Kathy) Wise, Randy (Glenda) Wise, all residing in Sidney, Ohio, Ralph (Terri) Wise, of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are his father-in-law and mother-in-law Jerry R. and Linda I. Wireman, brother-in-laws, Jeffery R. Wireman and Michael D. Diglia, and sister-in-law, Sheryl L. Diglia, all of Lima, Ohio. Russell is also survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews, as well as, numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Russ loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed living in Florida during his retirement and spending time outdoors with his dog, Sassie. Russ was an avid traveler and sports fan for Ohio. He loved to coach basketball. Russ was graciously a tissue and organ donor.

Visitation will be held at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the in memory of George Wise.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2013
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